Synonyms for dry

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : drahy
Phonetic Transcription : draɪ

Top 10 synonyms for dry Other synonyms for the word dry

Définition of dry

Origin :
  • Old English dryge, from Proto-Germanic *draugiz (cf. Middle Low German dröge, Middle Dutch druge, Dutch droog, Old High German trucchon, German trocken, Old Norse draugr), from PIE *dreug-.
  • Meaning "barren" is mid-14c. Of humor or jests, early 15c. (implied in dryly); as "uninteresting, tedious" from 1620s. Of places prohibiting alcoholic drink, 1870 (but dry feast, one at which no liquor is served, is from late 15c.; colloquial dry (n.) "prohibitionist" is 1888, American English). Dry goods (1708) were those measured out in dry, not liquid, measure. Dry land (that not under the sea) is from early 13c. Dry run is from 1940s.
  • adj moistureless
  • adj dull, uninteresting
  • adj sarcastic, sharp-tongued
  • verb take moisture out of
Example sentences :
  • "Nothing but a half loaf, and that's dry enough," muttered the stranger.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • They had experienced heavy weather, but everything was dry and safe.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • The feed is good a mile down from the spring, although it is very old and dry.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • It must be a long while since there has been rain, or it would not have been dry.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • "Dry or slimy, you would be just the same dear old Dick," she whispered.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Andy became aware that his shout had been only a dry whisper.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • It sweetens the dry crust and warms the heart in the icy wind.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • Her face was sallow and dry, and the luster had gone from her black hair.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • The woman gazed up at her with eyes that looked like the dry wells of tears.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Can you give me any information about high wines and dry wines?
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870 » by Various

Antonyms for dry

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